KB4468103 - FIX: Access violation occurs in Distribution Agent in SQL Server 2016 and 2017

Symptoms

Assume that you have SQL Server 2016 and 2017 Transactional Replication environment. When the Distribution Agent tries to increment command counter for displaying article-wise statistics, an access violation may occur and the replication Distribution Agent crashes. Additionally, a mini dump file is generated.

Resolution

This issue is fixed in the following cumulative updates for SQL Server:

      Cumulative Update 12 for SQL Server 2017

      Cumulative Update 4 for SQL Server 2016 SP2

      Cumulative Update 12 for SQL Server 2016 SP1

Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous cumulative update. Check out the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:

Latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2017

Latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2016

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References

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